**Frequency Table / Frequency Distribution**

*(Definition, Construction and Significance of Frequency Distribution)*

In the previous post, we have discussed the concept of **Tables and Tabulation** of Variables in Statistics. Here we will discuss the concept of Statistical Tables better known as Frequency Distributions of Frequency Tables.

**Statistical Tables**

Ø There are different types of tables in statistics.

Ø The most common type of table in the statistics is **‘Frequency Table’** or **‘Frequency Distribution’**.

## Ø **Frequency Distribution definition**: *“The frequencies of occurrence of data values are presented in tabular form in the ascending order of magnitude”.*

Ø It is a statistical table that shows the frequency of various outcomes in a sample.

Ø The frequency table shows the total for each category or group of data.

Example: A raw data and its frequency distribution is given below

Ø A frequency table composed of **TWO** components:

**(1). Class**

**(2). Frequency**

**Class and Frequency**

Ø When a population is divided into small groups on the basis of some attributes or characteristics, each such group is considered as a **class**.

Ø In each class, the number of individual value of that particular feature is one or many.

Ø Such occurrence of individuals in a class is called **frequency**.

Thus a Frequency Table is *“the arrangement of distribution of individuals of a class which displays the frequency of the individuals according to a characteristic.”*